The Watts Fellowship

The Purpose of the Fellowship

The Arthur Watts Senior Research Fellowship was established to honour Sir Arthur and to reflect the special focus he had on the practical application of public international law.

Please click here for more information on Sir Arthur Watts and the inaugural Watts Fellow, Jill Barrett.

If you would like to read about one of the most unusual and almost certainly the most southerly game of cricket organized by Sir Arthur Watts, please click here.

The Arthur Watts Programme in Public International Law

The Arthur Watts Programme aims to reflect the special focus that Sir Arthur Watts had on the practical application of public international law.

Please click here for the Aims and Activities of the Fellowship.

Please click here for information about the keynote lecture given to celebrate the establishment of the Arthur Watts Senior Research Fellowship.


The fundraising campaign is being led by Sir Frank Berman, KCMG, QC. Due to the generosity of many leading international lawyers to the Watts Fellowship Appeal, nearly £390,000 has been raised towards the initial target of £500,000 We wish to thank in particular Allan Myers AO QC of Melbourne for his substantial donation, which was crucial in enabling us to proceed with the appointment. Click here to download the list of benefactors.

We are seeking further donations to ensure the long-term future of this important Fellowship at the heart of the work of the Institute, and which will enable us to increase significantly our strength and reach in public international law. For more information on how to support please contact Alice Reynolds (tel; 0207 862 5151; email: at the Institute.

Ways to Support the Watts Fellowship

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